Arctic Ease Review and Giveaway

I recently had  a chance to try out the Arctic Ease Cryotherapy (cold therapy) wraps. The packaging said they were suitable for “sprains, repetitive motion injuries, the pain associated with arthritis, minor burns, bruises, and muscle cramps”. I have a lot of pain in my hands (hopefully just from using the computer too much and not early arthritis) so I thought these would be great for that.

According to the website-

“Arctic Ease wraps and pads are an incredibly simple but effective alternative to traditional cold therapy. They absorb heat energy from the body to cool the covered area. The absorbed heat is then lost to evaporation, which allows for hours of targeted cold therapy. Arctic Ease is ready to use right out of the package — no refrigeration is necessary. And mobility isn’t limited since Arctic Ease conforms to the affected area without the need for clips or tape. Arctic Ease is reusable, odorless and environmentally friendly.”

My thoughts-

I tried one of the pads on my left hand. The pads felt wet and rubbery but left my hands dry. Once placed on my skin and pressed on my hand, my skin felt cool. I left the pad on for 20 minutes without any discomfort and was able to perform tasks without a problem (much different than if I had been using an ice pack). The pain was relieved (and still 30 minutes later as I’m typing I am without pain in my hand).

The wraps and pads are sold at popular pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS, as well as grocery store chains like Jewel-Osco and Cub Foods. The wraps retail for $11.99 and the pads are $8.99.

GIVEAWAY

One winner will receive three Arctic Ease wraps and a t-shirt. (open to US readers only)

Update 1/23: Sponsor has changed this giveaway to 5 Arctic Ease wraps.

HOW TO ENTER

1) Visit their website and tell me your favorite feature of these wraps

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) “Like” Arctic Ease on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @arcticease on Twitter

6) Enter another one of my giveaways and let me know which one you entered

Giveaway ends February 15, 2011 at 11:59pm.

(Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to review this by MomImpact and was sent samples from the company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

 

Comments

  1. I learned it absorbs body heat, and it evaporates.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  2. I like that Arctic Ease conforms to the affected area without clips or tape.

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  7. Colleen Maurina says

    I like that they conform to the affected area and no messy ice leaks!

  8. Colleen Maurina says

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  9. Colleen Maurina says

    I liked Arctic Ease on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

  10. I like that you don’t have to refrigerate it

  11. I like you on FB
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  13. I follow you on Twitter
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  14. I follow Arctic East on Twitter
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  15. I like that there is no refrigeration required and they are reuseable.

  16. like you on facebook-debbie coyle

  17. like artic ease on facebook-debbie coyle

  18. follow you on twitter-missdeb1

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  20. I love the fact that they don’t need refrigeration so are ready when you need them and aren’t taking up valuable fridge/freezer space. :-)

  21. connie black says

    My favorite feature is that they don’t have to be refridgerated

  22. connie black says

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  24. connie black says

    Also entered your Target giveaway

  25. connie black says

    Also entered your Purex giveaway

  26. connie black says

    Also entered your Good Night Sweetheart giveaway

  27. My favorite feature that it is ready to use right out of the package and does not have to be refrigerated. Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  28. I love the fact that you don’t have to keep it refridgerated! That’s the downfall with the gel icepacks, they leave wetness on the bed or seat where you’re sitting or laying. This you just wrap on the affected area & then your own body heats it & releases the coldness. I like it! pinchbuggies at hotmail.com

  29. I already LIKE you on FB :o)
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  30. I LIKE ArticEase on FB
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  31. I already follow you on Twitter!
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  32. I am following ArticEases on twitter
    pinchbuggies at hotmail.com

  33. I entered your other giveaway, the Purex Complete Crystals Softner 3 bottles. Hope I win!
    pinchbuggies at hotmail.com

  34. Lisa Stonesifer says

    tweeted the giveaway!
    pinchbuggies at hotmail.com

  35. Lisa Stonesifer says

    I tweeted the giveaway!http://twitter.com/#!/Pinchbuggies/status/33750738047864832
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  36. My favorite feature is that they don’t limit mobility and don’t need clips or tape (or that sticky stuff some non-reusable heating pads have!). And they’re environmentally friendly!

  37. I also entered the Handmade With Love Winter Giveaway.

  38. I love that no refrigeration is required, great to have on hand!

  39. like you on FB

  40. liked Arctic ease on FB

  41. your twitter follower micaela6955

  42. entered Red Envelope giveaway

  43. I entered the Red Envelope giveaway
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  44. My favorite feature of these wraps is that there is no refridgeration required..

    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

  45. I “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook(kelly D)

  46. I “Like” Arctic Ease on Facebook(kelly D)

  47. I Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter(kellywcu)

  48. I Follow @arcticease on Twitter(kellywcu)

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  49. Eliza Klinger says

    I like that there is no refrigeration required. This would be useful!

  50. Eliza Klinger says

    I like Making Time for Mommy on facebook

  51. Eliza Klinger says

    I follow you-@aliciamarie112- on twitter
    username Chadley4ever

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